Franklin Law Commercial Law

Commercial Law is not only about protecting the business interests of our clients right now, but also about assisting them to find potential areas of development and growth.” Franklin Law Partner, Daniel Cowan.

Whether you’re starting up a company, selling a business or looking to change the structure of an existing business, the Commercial Law team at Franklin Law will provide high quality legal advice and assistance.

Our Commercial Law team is broadly experienced and our lawyers welcome enquiries on the most challenging and sophisticated legal issues, while recognising the individual requirements of each of our clients.

Our goal is to protect your interests, maximise your profits and help your businesses thrive. A part of this is recognising the need to do this promptly, reliably and cost-effectively.

Our Commercial Lawyers work with clients on issues including:


  • Business sales and purchases
  • Buying, selling and leasing of commercial premises
  • Financing and securities
  • Goods and Services Tax advice
  • Taxation advice
  • Commercial disputes
  • Succession planning
  • Trading Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts


  • Insolvency protection
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Director’s advice
  • Shareholders advice
  • Director and shareholder disputes
  • Company restructuring
  • Share sales and purchases
  • Employee share schemes
  • Partnerships and limited partnerships


  • Franchise systems and agreements
  • Licensing and distribution agreements
  • Secrecy and confidentiality agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Restraints of trade
  • Technology and Intellectual property agreements
  • Contract disputes

General Business Law

  • Consumer law
  • Privacy law
  • Intellectual property
  • Fair Trading Act
  • Construction law
  • Trade practices
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Passing off and trade mark law
  • Commercial disputes
  • General and commercial litigation
  • Employment law/ Employment court
  • Mediation
  • Māori Business

Our Commercial Lawyers & Legal Staff

Commercial lawyers in Pukekohe - Daniel Cowan

Daniel Cowan

Partner & Team Leader
Phone: 09 552 0850

Eddie Taia

Eddie Taia

Phone: 09 552 0859

Commercial Lawyer - Richard House

Richard House

Senior Solicitor
Phone: 09 552 0858

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